Lesson 1 (from Introduction)
Steele spoke of the fact that the discussion of race relations has become scripted, or politically correct. This lesson will discuss the advantages and disadvantages of approaching race relations in this manner.
1) Class Discussion: Steele talks about scripted discussion on race relations as a way of hiding the truths experienced by both blacks and whites. What are some aspects of the historical relationship between blacks and whites? In what ways does Steele say the discussion of race relations affects the healing of past hurts? Did Steele note any advantages of discussing race in this way? If so, what?
2) Writing Assignment: Students will select the racial experience perspective of blacks or whites (encourage the students to choose the perspective different from their actual race) and write a journal entry that outlines how they are treated by the opposite race and how that makes them feel...
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